PhillRoath wrote:hirundo82 wrote:There's no research that shows that open carry deters crime that I am aware of. For that matter, there's no research that shows concealed carry deters crime either.
Look for the book "More Guns Less Crime" by John Lott (1998?) where he shows crime has decreased where concealed carry is allowed.
I probably should have said that the research is inconclusive on whether concealed carry prevents crime. The most complete analysis I'm aware of is the CDC analysis concluding that there is insufficeint evidence to conclude that any gun laws have an effect on crime rates, either positively or negatively.